5 summer beauty must-haves

What’s essential for looking great this summer? We went to the experts’the finalists of the 2011 Best Health Blog Awards’for their take on what’s hot

5 summer beauty must-haves

Source: Web exclusive, June 2011

“My summer must haves include: a beautiful sun dress, retro sunglasses, and neon accessories.
‘ Barb Crawford, barbbarbbarb.com

“My top-of-the-list, can’t-live-without-it recommendation is SPF, naturally. For face and body, reliable sun protection is about more than just wanting to look young longer. Daily SPF is about reducing the possibility of skin cancer, too. I burn easily, so I’m all about a minimum of SPF 30. I prefer mineral formulas that deflect UV rays with physical sunscreen ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. Three options: Cliniderm Gentle Protective Lotion SPF 45, a non-greasy and non-whitening lotion ($29); Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 ($38); and Green Beaver Certified Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 ($20).”
‘ Janine Falcon, imabeautygeek.com

“My summer beauty must-have is Shu Uemura’s Under Base Mousse. Not only does it act as a primer to prevent makeup meltdowns, but it also has a slight tint to even out your skin tone and built-in SPF 30 to prevent sun damage.”
‘ Michelle Villett, beautyeditor.ca

“It just has to be sunscreen. It may not be as sexy as a gloss or fragrance, but it’s so important. And my pick? SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50. I love the texture of this product as it feels so light on my skin (like I’m not wearing sunscreen) and it doesn’t make my face look greasy. Being a super-pale gal, I have to wear A LOT of sunscreen and this one seems to make life a lot more pleasurable.
‘ Lesley Ellen Mirza, lipstickpowdernpaint.com

“Summer is obviously sandal season. You never want to be caught without a perfectly polished pedicure. My must-have summer colour is from China Glaze. It’s a super bright neon coral pink called Flip Flop Fantasy. I recommend applying three coats and a top coat to maximize the colour. The best comment I’ve received so far when wearing this colour? ‘Looks like you should be in a Duran Duran video.’ That’s right, what’s old is new again!”
‘ Erica Lam, Style Spy